How to Enhance Local Culture in Restoration Projects

Tavares Duayer Arquitetura use a quite simple, yet very effective technique, to enhance local culture in their restoration project Alagoas House: they feature works by regional artists and keep colors and furnishings neutral, so to let local craftsmanship stand out. The renovation only took 15 days to be completed and the fast timing was facilitated by the use of cheap and common building materials, the workers were familiar to use. This is a great example of how thoughtful design can be sustainable, simple and awesome! Read more about the project here.

Alagoas House by Tavares Duayer Arquitetura
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Carbon fibre pavilion is woven by robots, drones & inspired by moths

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart have completed a new research pavilion exploring building-scale fabrication of glass and carbon fibre-reinforced composites. Watch the video below for more about this.

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016-17
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Archetype

Edoardo Tresoldi uses transparency of mesh and industrial materials in a very unique way, as shown in Archetype, a garden where architecture and nature connects together. See more by clicking on the pic below.

Archetype by Edoardo Tresoldi
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ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

As part of the Mobility & Energy Futures Series, this briefing analyses the key issues of electric vehicles and renewable energy. It suggests that “new configurations must be found to successfully merge renewable generation, electricity demand, transport/charging habits, and energy storage.” Click on the cover below to open it in .pdf.

Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy
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